Today’s Moments of Happy in List Form.

Morning nap was refreshing, to my surprise.  Didn’t feel even the slightest twinge of guilt.  Wow.

Was inspired by Dave Ramsey and provoked to thought by Matt Walsh.

Completed all errands, without rushing, with time left to spare.

Found partially used gift cards buried in wallet.  Used gift cards to buy treats and hand cream.

Shared chocolate with an incredibly darling little girl, and was repaid a hundredfold by her chocolate grin and her signing, “thank you”.

Son grilled for the first time.  Did VERY well.

Sun shined brightly – ALL DAY LONG.  Stood on the porch with my face toward the setting sun, closed my eyes, stretched out my arms, and thanked the Lord for sunshine with my entire being.

Managed to be kind whilst firm in all necessary corrections.  For those who know the kind of brat I can be, this was a huge win, especially as a mom to three fantastic young people who deserve only the best of me.

Clipped pine and spruce branches to simmer on stove for their therapeutic properties.

Took time to blog.

Budgeted for next month, and will meet all bills despite huge change of salary.

God is good, ALL THE TIME, and all the time, GOD IS GOOD!

 

~V

Articles and Opinions

I’m going to do something a little differently here today, and share some links to things I’ve read recently.  I am not claiming authorship of anything I refer to below, other than whatever thoughts I share as introductions.  If you would be so kind as to share, in as few or as many words as you’d like, the articles that you enjoyed the most or the least, I would ABSOLUTELY appreciate it.  You might even feel like leaving an explanation, but I won’t hound you for one.  Without further ado, for your reading pleasure…

  • If you are attempting to garden (not just flowers) and have toyed with the idea of storing away extra for the winter months, the following succinct blog post may be of use to you.  Sometimes it is nice to have someone else doing to calculations when it comes to deciding how much to plant for storage. 🙂  New Life On A Homestead
  • No matter where you are on the spectrum regarding the use of electronics and youth, the following short article includes references to an author’s work, recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and educated opinions on the subject.  Digital Dementia?
  • The following is my favorite blog in the whole wide world, even if I do’t always agree with the author’s choice of words.  All of the writing is engaging and controversial, and I LOVE IT!  The Matt Walsh Blog

~Ma